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    When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    I thought there was a certain temperature that you had to reach before opening the pool??
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    I'm in North Canton and have started my opening. This week, I have just been letting the water circulate, brushing and adding chlorine every day. This weekend, I will start vacuuming, and slamming. Right now, I have quite a bit of dead algae on the bottom. FYI… Ollies has Liquid Shock for $2.99 a gallon and Great Escape has it for $14 a case of 4 gallons. If you received the coupon in the mail from Ohio Pools, $11.96 a case.
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    kspan, you are probably referring to the 60 degree mark for water. While that's a good baseline, the old TFP saying, "Close late & open early" still is your best chance to retain clear water and/or have less hassle when opening. This year's unusual temperatures are a perfect example. Some folks have jumped on the wagon and opened considerably early than in years past. Still, every pool is unique, so some are effected a bit more than someone else in the same neighborhood.
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    Well, then maybe I'll open this weekend & start the cleaning process!!!
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    I'm in Grafton, Ohio and opened mine April 14th. Water is still 58 degrees. I bought the house last fall and this is my first year with a pool so I wanted to get a jump on things. Thanks to this site it opened in great shape and except for the temperature is now ready to go.


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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    I am in Toronto Canada and agree with the first to open almost last to close strategy

    Last year I was open in mid April. This year I just finished opening yesterday evening. It may be cold water but its still much nicer to look at than a covered pool!
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    Quote Originally Posted by kspan View Post
    I thought there was a certain temperature that you had to reach before opening the pool??
    I would say 33 degrees is probably the lowest I opened my AG 2 weeks ago just for reference.
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    Re: When to open an inground pool in Ohio?

    I have a buch of trees so I am keeping mine covered until the helicopter seeds are almost finished. I will probably run pump and filter some this weekend.
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